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watching today was vice president joe biden. yes, there are still 1,385 days until the next election day but out for the presidency. could this be the great primary fight of the democratic history? >>> plus new thoughts from pro-gun people. new thoughts if you tall them that. one says citizens should have the same weaponry as the u.s. military so they can defend themselves against the u.s. military. and once again wayne lapierre of the nra is making an all out call to oppose all new measures for safety -- gun safety. he's against it all. >>> plus the right wing chorus calls the president's inaugural address too liberal. but the latest poll shows that most americans happen to agree with the president. what's the problem? >>> let me finish tonight with what we saw all day. a strong, confident, and happy secretary of state hillary clinton in a winning performance. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ [ male announcer ] why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell...?? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with
president joe biden. it was yesterday, a sunday, a day we traditionally do not hold inauguration ceremonies. all the pomp and celebration were saved for today. our friend lawrence o'donnell is at the west front triangle outside the capitol. lawrence, what's the feeling there this morning? what is it like out there? >> reporter: the good news the feeling is warmer than anyone thought it was going to be. everybody was really worried around here in the last couple days just how cold it would be. it's livable in the 40s. and, rachel, they opened up the security system here at 7:00 a.m. people have been streaming in here since 7:00 a.m. they are not all through security yet. they will still be at least another hour of that. 250,000 of the president's closest friends have gotten tickets to this. not all of them get seats. some of them, some of the tickets are just standing tickets, and what you see behind me going down the mall are the people who are just here because they want to be here and they don't need a ticket. and they are in the free space, which may in many ways be the most fun place to
. >>> there he is joe biden taking the oath of office this morning and not far from here in fact over at the naval observatory, and a twist of historic irony perhaps the country's first black president's public swearing is going to happen on the same day that we honor one of america's great civil rights activists, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr.
joe biden will be sworn in at 11:55. president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts, and the president will deliver his second inaugural address. fopped by the big kahuna. the second inaugural address. singing by a person named beyonce you might have heard of. there will be the signing ceremony, and of course, the parade. there is a lot going on. it is a big day. we're going to be covering all of it starting on 10:00 a.m. eastern on monday and then monday night i will be here for something we call "the rachel maddow" show, at 9:00 p.m. eastern. it is a big day, take your vitamins and get a good night's sleep. that does it for us tonight. it's going to be a few, a few very good days. see you monday at 10:00 a.m. >>> developing news from algeria. an american is dead and the hostage situation there, other americans are still being held. the latest in minutes. >>> debt ceiling surprise. republicans retreat on their hard-line position. so why did they make the move and what does it mean for more budget talks? >>> new word today from college football star manti te'o. he te
president joe biden reminded us that this administration can and will continue to think big. >> i think we're on the cusp of doing great things. >> regardless of what he wanted to focus on in his first term back in 2009, the biggest challenge awaiting our new president was economy and free fall and big achievement for the auto industry and bringing the economy back from the brink. with unemployment where it was after republicans have the white house dragged out in debates like marginal interest rates and crises like the debt ceiling, we are left wondering, when it comes to the economy can the president do big things? washington post columnist ezra klein is an msnbc policy analyst and editor for "the washington post." hi, e.j. and rezra. nice to be in d.c. and be with you guys. are there big things left to do on the economy or are we twin kerring with the tax code? >> we are going to be blinding out a series of big things. this is going to be the tough thing about it. in the first term, what you have is big things that eventually over a long period of time happen at once. president obama sa
this morning. vice president joe biden surrounded by his family over at the naval observatory, his residence, for the swearing-in. only a matter of hours ago today. he put his hands on a family 19th century bible with his family for years and that he has been sworn in using since he was first in the senate in 1973. alex? >> okay. peter alexander, thank you very much for the update on both fronts. we appreciate that. back to the panel now, and sally was telling us, michael, you were quoted in her article. in fact, you talked about the unifying nature of a second inaugural. that is part of the reason for doing this. >> sure. you know, we have got in america very few unifying ceremonies and we are in a political system and a country that in certain ways is more fractured than ever. here's one opportunity you wouldn't want to miss. the other thing is that i think we forget sometimes what it was like when barack obama came in. you know, the banking system and the economy were both falling apart, two wars were going on, not doing well, other problems. he didn't have the luxury that most presidents
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